Howto: Verizon UM175 USB EVDO under Hardy
Before starting, have your updates done. At the time I'm writing this, 2.6.24-19-generic is the current stable -generic kernel. Everything here also works fine on the 2.6.24-21-eeepc kernel on my eeePC 1000, running Hardy. Also install gnome-ppp before you get started. You'll need to know your UM175's phone number as well. For this guide, I'll assume it's 212-555-1212.
Step 1. Plug the device in. Ok, you’re done Step 1.
Step 2. Launch gnome-ppp, configure settings, other than the defaults:
* Modem Tab
o Device: /dev/ttyACM0
o Type: USB Modem
o Speed: 460800
o Phone Line: Tone
o Volume: Off
* Options Tab
o Minimize: checked
o Dock in Notification Area: checked
Click Close. Fill in the fields in the main Gnome PPP window:
* Username: email@example.com
* Password: vzw
* Phone Number: #777
Step 3. Click Connect
Step 4. There is no step 4. You’re connected.
Congratulations, you’re online, EVDO style.